ElderCarelink Blog

Elder fraud: how to protect your loved ones

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
September 12th, 2011 at 10:03 am

Just when you think you have heard it all, yet another story comes along that tells of another elder becoming the victim of a financial scam. Elder fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. As baby boomers approach their retirement years, elder fraud could become even more problematic. In light of increasing cases of elder fraud, identity theft and online scams, what can you do to protect your loved ones?

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Medical Identity Theft Rapidly Increasing As People Have Lost Health Insurance

by Carol Bursack
June 5th, 2010 at 4:34 am

When I had my last checkup at a clinic I’ve patronized for years, the woman at the desk took my picture. I was a little surprised, but she said they’d been trying to get all of their patient’s pictures on the charts for years, but only recently gotten really serious about it. Read more »